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Old 07-29-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Smile Harry Potter Studio Tour

Just back from the Harry Potter Studio Tour and can honestly say its the best thing I've done this year. LOVED every second of it. It was extremely well done and even my DH who has not read any of the books thought it was excellent. Nearly didn't make it thanks to a crash on the M3/M25 junction between an Olympic bus and a BWM, took us over an hour to do one junction!!!

Took 350 photo's

Loved it loads more then HP in IOA..did not try the butter beer this time as hated the Florida version although DH enjoyed it.

If you get a chance go as its well worth the money.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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we went a couple of weeks ago for a surprise trip for my DS 15th birthday , we to thought it was much better then universal studios an amazing tour with fantastic things to see .
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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We went this afternoon too and also thought it was amazing. I had a Butterbeer and actually liked it. I took over 350 pictures as well!! I would also really recommend it to others. I thought the model of Hogwarts at the end was stunning.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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We went this afternoon too and also thought it was amazing. I had a Butterbeer and actually liked it. I took over 350 pictures as well!! I would also really recommend it to others. I thought the model of Hogwarts at the end was stunning.

What time was your tour? Ours was 3.30 but thanks to the M25/M3 crash we went in at 4 pm...

That model was indeed truly amazing. Just when you think it can't get any better you walk through the next door and you just go WOW..
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I'm going at the end of September, and I can't wait, so glad you had a great time
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:40 AM   #6
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I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

We thought it was amazing. I need to rewatch all of the films now and then I might book another trip.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:56 AM   #7
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What time was your tour? Ours was 3.30 but thanks to the M25/M3 crash we went in at 4 pm...

That model was indeed truly amazing. Just when you think it can't get any better you walk through the next door and you just go WOW..
We were on the 4pm tour, I bet we saw one another in there! I had a pink Minnie Mouse tshirt on.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:44 AM   #8
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I'm going on the 18th August, I'm so excited! I've heard so many good things about it, and it seems as though it will be well worth taking my digital SLR with me for photos? What was your favourite part of the tour?
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We were there last week. I thought it was amazing too. Spent hours in there and I still think we could go back and see more. We didn't have time to read all the details. Got some fantastic photos and loved every part of it
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We were on the 4pm tour, I bet we saw one another in there! I had a pink Minnie Mouse tshirt on.
I'm gonna have a look through my 350 photo's for a Minnie Mouse T-shirt! We will be the fat couple in yours
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The model is just, there are no words!

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I am going in February. I can't wait! I just have to wait for the tickets to go on sale.
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I'm going on the 18th August, I'm so excited! I've heard so many good things about it, and it seems as though it will be well worth taking my digital SLR with me for photos? What was your favourite part of the tour?
its difficult to say which part was the best bit for me...it was all so fabulous. If I HAD to say I think it would be the film sets, no diagon alley, no wait a moment....maybe its the model Oh I don't know...You will know what I mean when you go. Its definately worth taking a good camera. You aren't allowed flash but my little camera took some ok ones.
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its difficult to say which part was the best bit for me...it was all so fabulous. If I HAD to say I think it would be the film sets, no diagon alley, no wait a moment....maybe its the model Oh I don't know...You will know what I mean when you go. Its definately worth taking a good camera. You aren't allowed flash but my little camera took some ok ones.
Have a fab time.
Thanks for the tip, wasn't aware you weren't allowed flash! The model of Hogwarts looks incredible, can't wait to see it in person!
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:11 PM   #15
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A Totally Potter day

We have had a totally Potter day today.

Had the films on and then went to Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Wow is all we could say. Going into the actual great hall from the films was a great experience.

We took enough photos to flatten the camera battery and we did use the flash as well. Not allowed to take video.

I am sure that we would have missed something but there was so much to see. Both DD's shied away from the pictures on the broom for some reason which still escapes me.

The Animatronics and creature section was just amazing.

The amount of detail they went into for the films is quite outstanding.

We thought that the butter beer tasted like Cream Soda and it was OK

A must see attraction in the UK
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